PREVIEW | Chesterfield (H)
Wealdstone v Chesterfield
Vanarama National League
Saturday 9th April, 3:00pm kick-off
Restrictions still apply, however, capacity has now been increased to 1,932 with the away end now extended to 657. Although certain sections will have capacity restrictions for now, the increased overall capacity also means a home ticket will now gain you entry for any part of the ground apart from the away section. There are no restrictions requiring you to remain in one place for the duration of the game. You can find a full spectator guide HERE.
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At the turn of the year Chesterfield led-by James Rowe were challenging for the title and scoring at Stamford Bridge against European champions Chelsea in the FA Cup, but they have hiccuped slightly after spending the majority of the season within the top three, affected by the long-term injury that hit top scorer Kabongo Tshimanga and manager James Rowe dismissed. Experienced EFL manager Paul Cook has returned to take the Spireites hotseat but has suffered with indifferent form as they pine for their talisman Tshimanga.
Stones boss Stuart Maynard will be without long-term absentee Andrew Eleftheriou. Charlie Cooper and Medy Elito both missed the Maidenhead game with injuries although did feature in the warm-up. Ashley Charles was replaced with an injury and his situation is being monitored.
Maidenhead United (H) 0-0 D FC Halifax Town (A) 2-0 L Bromley (H) 1-1 D (Umerah)
Stockport County (A) 4-2 L (Cook, Henry)
Weymouth (H) 3-2 W (Browne 2, Cook)
Grimsby Town (H) 1-4 L (Maguire) Notts County (A) 1-1 D (Whittle)
Altrincham (A) 1-0 L Maidenhead United (H) 1-0 W (Asante) Boreham Wood (A) 1-1 D (Asante)
WHO TO WATCH FOR?
Akwasi Asante: Asante suffered a lengthy lay-off after joining the Spireites in November 2020 but has since returned midway through this season. The Dutch striker will be the main threat up top for the visitors and scored against Chelsea in the FA Cup this season.
Played - 3
Won - 1
Drawn - 1
Lost - 1
LAST THREE MEETINGS
Aug 2021 - Chesterfield 2-0 Stones May 2021 - Chesterfield 0-0 Stones
Oct 2020 - Stones 3-2 Chesterfield - (Emmanuel 2, Mendy)
We would like to thank Saturday's match sponsors Harrow Windows and Turf Doctor Ltd for their continued support of the club and for the maintenance of our pitch throughout this season and previous ones. We would also like to thank ball donor Mick Fishman for his continued support.
Preview by Chris Woods